Metro Ecosse Is Appointed by National Theatre of Scotland To Help Deliver 24 Hour Live-Streamed Event On The Theme Of Independence.

From 5pm on Monday 23rd June, the National Theatre of Scotland will live-stream their event, “The Great Yes, No, Don’t Know Five Minute Theatre Show”, on the topical subject of independence. It will be a combination of five minute theatre pieces pre-recorded by theatre makers and live pieces performed at various locations across Scotland, the UK, the world and the web over 24 hours.  Technical production company Metro Ecosse, Edinburgh-based sister company of Metro Broadcast, will manage the filming of the live micro theatre shows written and performed by the public at seven locations across Scotland.  In addition, mobile film units will capture performances which are being filmed out with the theatre hubs – on beaches, cafes, piers, bridges, fields and tram stops.

Each five minute show will provide a whole range of public insights to one very important issue; the event is a democratic, dramatic response to the theme of ‘Independence’. 

Jo Walsh, National Theatre of Scotland’s Project Manager said, “It is a show created by anyone, for an audience of everyone.  Metro Ecosse’s role will be to ensure we capture the live performances as best we can under the circumstances.  The challenge will be to maintain a consistent quality of production and manage local and unpredictable technical issues which might arise.”

Oscar Askin, Managing Director of Metro Ecosse said, “We will be running a really tight schedule and working with a mix of amateur and professional performers of all ages and from all kinds of backgrounds.  Every five minute show needs to be individual and unique and presented at its best. 

“It’s a subject which most Scottish people feel passionate about, one way or the other, and that’s what makes it such an interesting and important project.  We’re really pleased to be able to support the National Theatre of Scotland in broadcasting it to the widest audience possible.”

The full 24 hours live event can be seen at fiveminutetheatre.com or free entry is available at any of the performance hubs across Scotland.